Top 25 Teacher Assistants Interview Questions

Why do you want to be a TA?
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1. Why do you want to be a TA?
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I love working with kids and love seeing them succeed. I feel rewarded when I know I have played a role in helping kids meet their goals.
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I would like to help students, work with expert librarians and improve my skills.
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2. What experiences do you have with leadership, and with dealing with students?
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I have been a teacher for 14 years. I have also been a mentor to a new teacher.
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I have been a teacher for 14 years. I have also been a mentor to a new teacher.
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3. Why would you make a good TA?
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I am enthusiastic about education, students and working in a library.
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I am enthusiastic about education, students and working in a library.
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4. In order to be a good TA, you need to know the subject well. How have you performed in this subject in past classes as a student?
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I have my masters degree in School library Media and I was a middle school librarian for one year.
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I have my masters degree in School library Media and I was a middle school librarian for one year.
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5. Have you ever graded coursework before?
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Yes, I have taught for 14 years.
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Yes, I have taught for 14 years.
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6. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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I collaborate with others on different ways to teach and activities to use with students so things are always interesting.
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I collaborate with others on different ways to teach and activities to use with students so things are always interesting.
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7. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a TA?
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I am outgoing and easy to get along with so I find working with students to be something that I am comfortable doing.
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I am outgoing and easy to get along with so I find working with students to be something that I am comfortable doing.
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8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
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I would like to be teaching students in a library or classroom.
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I would like to be teaching students in a library or classroom.
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9. What do you know about our organization?
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I know the learning environment is improve, morphing into a place that students, classes and teachers can use to further their education.
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I know the learning environment is improve, morphing into a place that students, classes and teachers can use to further their education.
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10. Why are you the best TA candidate for us?
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I have experience teaching students, love to use technology, eager to learn and challenge myself and am comfortable helping students and others who use the space.
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I have experience teaching students, love to use technology, eager to learn and challenge myself and am comfortable helping students and others who use the space.
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11. Do you enjoy working with children?
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Working with children make my day enjoyable and me feel like I have made difference.
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12. Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for this career?
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13. What motivates you?
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Helping students learn something new, being around other like minded individuals and making students more independent in their educations.
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14. How would you describe your teaching style?
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I have a cooperative teaching style. I use different methods, depending on what the students need.
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15. What skills do you think are most critical to being a TA?
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Students have to trust the TA and the TA needs to enjoy working with students and helping them improve their skills.
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16. Do you have a high level of patience? Can you give an example for when this was demonstrated?
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17. How long do you see yourself working for us? If Hired.
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I would like to work for you as long as both parties are happy with the performance.
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18. What do you enjoy the most about assisting children in their learning?
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I love to see the moment that the students "get it"
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19. What parts of being a teacher assistant do you dislike the most?
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I dislike the piles of paperwork that need to be completed.
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20. Have you ever had an issue with a student? How was the problem handled?
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21. Why do you want to work at our school?
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22. Tell me about a conflict you have had with a teacher? How was the issue resolved?
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I am used to collaborating with my teammates. I had a teacher who was resistant to collaborating with me. I tried a few times to get her to work with me. She still refused. So I eventually stopped asking her to work with me.
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23. Do you work well under pressure?
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24. What are you career goals?
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I would like to eventually become a librarian or be able to move into the classroom as a full-time teacher.
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25. How did you get along with your last teacher?
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I usually get along with most people and work well with teammates.
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